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Summer sun heats up city

July 14 2014

Children playing in waterpark

Hotter temperatures are forecast for the next few days. Stay hydrated, check on others, and be on the lookout for people who may be suffering from too much heat.

Check on family, friends, and neighbours who may be adversely impacted by the heat, including those who are especially vulnerable:

  • Seniors and children
  • People with pre-existing illnesses
  • The homeless
  • Pets

Symptoms of heat-related illness and heat exhaustion

Watch for the following symptoms as signs of heat-related illness and heat exhaustion:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Weakness
  • Fainting
  • Rapid breating and heartbeat
  • Nausea and vomitting

If you see someone suffering from too much heat, call 9-1-1 and help them cool off by applying water to their face and neck until emergency services arrive. You can also call 8-1-1 to speak to a nurse.

Stay hydrated by stopping by one of the City's drinking water fountains

There are approximately 250 drinking water fountains serving fresh, potable water throughout the city to keep you hydrated, as well as temporary fountains at:

  • Ontario Street and East 1st Avenue
  • Commercial Drive and East Broadway Street
  • Beatty Street and Dunsmuir Street
  • Selkirk Street and West 45th Avenue
  • Granville Street and West 70th Avenue

Stay cool at your local community centre or library

Visit one of our air-conditioned community centres or libraries to cool off.

Learn more about staying cool

The heat can be harmful, even in temperate, coastal BC.

Staying safe in hot weather

Even in temperate, coastal BC, heat can be harmful. Find out how to stay cool during the summer in Vancouver.

Find water fountains during hot weather

Drinking water fountain

Water fountains

Find drinking fountains and decorative fountains in Vancouver. Find out how to request maintenance and request new fountains.